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Those heavenly guards a - round thee wait, Like chariots that at-tend thy state.

Sel. 12.

[Ps. 68. P. 2. 5. People and realms of every tongue LORD! When thou didst ascend on high, Awelinfantis dance with sweetest song; Those heavenly guards around thee wait, Their early blessings on his name. Like chariots that attend thy state.

8. Let every creature rise and bring 2. Not Sinai's mountain could appear Peculiar honors to our King ; More glorious, when the Lord was there; Angels descend with songs again, While he pronounced his holy law, And earth repeat the loud amen. And struck the chosen tribes with awe. 3. How bright the triumph none can tell, Sel. 14.

[H. 279. When the rebellious powers of hell,

(Stanza 5 omitted.) That thousand souls had captive made, Were all in chains, like captives, led.

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Away, ye tempters of the mind, 4. Raised by his Father to the throne, False as the smooth, deceitful sea, He sent his promised Spirit down, And empty as the whistling wind. With gifts and grace for rebel men, That God might dwell on earth again.

2. Your streams were floating me along,

Down to the gulf of black despair, Sel. 13.

(Ps. 72, P. 2. And, whilst I listened to your song,

Your streams had e'en convey'd me there. (Stanzas 2, 3, 6, 7, omitted.) ESUS shall reign where'er the sun

3. Lord, I adore thy matchless grace, JESUS Does his successive journeys run;

That warn’d me of that dark abyss, His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, That drew me from those treach'rous seas, Till moons shall wax and wane no more. And bade me seek superior bliss. 4. For him shall endless prayer be made, 4. Now to the shining realms above, And endless praises crown his head; I stretch my hands, and glance my eyes: His name, like sweet perfume, shall rise 0 for the pinions of a dove, With every morning sacrifice.

To bear me to the upper skies.

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AWAKE

WAKE our souls, a-way our fears, Let ev'ry trembling thought begone;

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Sel. 15.

(H. 276. Thy smile can bid my pains depart,
(Stanza 1 in Music.)

And raise my sacred pleasures high.
2. True, 'tis a strait and thorny road, 3. O let me hear thy blissful voice,
And mortal spirits tire and faint; Inspiring life and joy divine;
But they forget the mighty God,

The barren desert shall rejoice; Who feeds the strength of every saint: 'Tis paradise, if thou art mine. 3. The mighty God, whose matchless

Sel. 17.

[H. 563. power Is ever new and ever young,

THY
HY people, Lord, who trust thy word,

And wait the smilings of thy face, And firm endures, while endless years

Assemble round thy mercy-seat, Their everlasting circles run.

And plead the promise of thy grace. 4. From thee, the overflowing spring, Our souls shall drink a fresh supply;

2. We consecrate these hours to thee, While such as trust their native strength And feel some animating hope,

Thy sovereign mercy to entreat; Shall melt away, and droop, and die.

We shall divine acceptance meet. 5. Swift as an eagle cuts the air,

3. Hast thou not sworn to give thy Son, We'll mount aloft to thine abode:

To be a light to Gentile lands; On wings of love our souls shall fly,

To open the benighted eye, Nor tire amidst the heavenly road.

And loose the wretched prisoner's bands? Sel. 16.

[H. 325. 4. Hast thou not said, from sea to sea,

His vast dominion shall extend; THF.God of my salvation lives ;

My nobler life he will sustain; That every tongue shall call him Lord, His word immortal vigor gives,

And every knee before him bend ? Nor shall my glorious hopes be vain.

5. Now let the happy time appear, 2. Thy presence, Lord, can cheer my The time to favor Sion come, heart,

Send forth thy heralds far and near, Though every earthly comfort die; To call thy banish'd children home.

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COME, weary souls, with sin distress'd, Come and accept the promised rest;

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The Saviour's gra - cious callo - bey, And cast your gloomy fears a - way.

fore;

Sel. 18.

[H. 157. 3. In all their erring, sinful years, (Stanza 1 in Music.)

O let them ne'er forgotten be; 2. Oppress’d with guilt, a painful load,

Remember all the prayers and tears,

Which made them consecrate to thee. 0! come and spread your woes abroad; Divine compassion, mighty love,

4. And when these lips no more can pray, Will all the painful loads remove. These eyes can weep for them no more, 3. Here mercy's boundless ocean flows, Turn thou their feet from folly's way, To cleanse your guilt and heal your woes; The wanderers to thy fold restore. Pardon, and life, and endless peace; How rich the gift; how free the grace! Sel. 20.

[H. 152. 4. Lord, we accept, with thankful heart,

(Stanza 4 omitted.) The hope thy gracious words impart;

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EHOLD a stranger at the door! We come, believing we rejoice,

He gently knocks, has knocked beAnd bless the kind, inviting voice. 5. Blest Saviour, let thy powerful love

Has waited long,—is waiting still ; Confirm our faith, our fears remove;

You treat no other friend so ill. And sweetly influence every breast, 2. O lovely attitude ! He stands And guide us to eternal rest.

With melting heart and bleeding hands.

O matchless kindness! and He shows Sel. 19.

[H. 587.

This matchless kindness to his foes ! DEAR Saviour, if these lambs should

3. But will He prove a friend indeed ? From thy secure enclosure's bound, He will; the very friend you need; And, lured by worldly joys away,

The friend of sinners,-yes, 'tis He, Among the thoughtless crowd be found; With garments dyed on Čalvary. 2. Remember still that they are thine, 5. Admit Him, ere his anger burn; That thy dear, sacred name they bear; His feet departed ne'er return: Think that the seal of love divine, Admit Him, or the hour's at hand, The sign of covenant grace, they wear. You'll at his door rejected stand.

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- GRATITUDE. L. M.

BOST.

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My God, how end-less is thy love! Thy gifts are ev-ery even-ing new;

And morn-ing mer - cies from a-bove, Gen-tly dis - til like ear

ly dew.

Sel. 21.

[H. 446. 3. When rising floods my soul o'erflow,

When sinks my heart in waves of woe; MY Y God, how endless is thy love!

Jesus, thy timely aid impart, Thy gifts are every evening new; And raise my head, and cheer my heart. And morning mercies from above, Gently distil like early dew.

4. Saviour, where'er thy steps I see,

Dauntless, untired, I follow thee: 2. Thou spreadst the curtain of the night, o let thy hand support me still, Great Guardian of my sleeping hours ;

And lead me to thy holy hill.
Thy sovereign word restores the light,
And quickens all my drowsy powers.

Sel. 23.

[H. 424. 3. I yield my powers to thy command,

WAIT, my soul, thy Maker's

will,

Tumultuous passions, all be still; To thee I consecrate my days;

Nor let a murmuring thought arise ; Perpetual blessings from thy hand, His ways are just, his counsels wise. Demand perpetual songs of praise.

2. He in the thickest darkness dwells,

Performs his work, the cause conceals; Sel. 22.

[H. 297.

And, though his footsteps are unknown, (Stanza 5 omitted.)

Judgment and truth support his throne. 0

THOU, to whose all-searching sight, 3. In heaven and earth, in air and seas, The darkness shineth as the light,

He executes his wise decrees; Search, prove my heart, it pants for thee; And by his saints it stands confess’d, O burst these bonds, and set it free.

That what he does is ever best.

2. If in this darksome wild I stray, 4. Then, O my soul, submissive wait, Be thou my Light, be thou my Way; With reverence bow before his seat; No foes, nor violence, I fear,

And, 'midst the terrors of his rod, Nor fraud, while thou, my God, art near. Trust in a wise and gracious God.

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6. KING-DOMS and thrones to God be-long; Crown him, ye nations, in your song:

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His wondrous names and powers re - hearse, His honors shall en-rich your verse.

Sel. 24.
[Ps. 68, P. 1. Sel. 26.

[H. 262. (Stanza 6 in Music, 1–5 omitted.)

(Stanzas 4, 5 omitted.) 7. He shakes the heavens with loud STAY, thou insulted Spirit, stay,

Though I have done thee such despite; How terrible is God in arms;

Cast not the sinner quite away, In Israel are his mercies known; Nor take thine everlasting flight. Israel is his peculiar throne.

2. Though I have most unfaithful been 8. Proclaim him King, pronounce him Of all who e'er thy grace received, blest;

Ten thousand times thy goodness seen, He's your defense, your joy, your rest; Ten thousand times thy goodness grieved; When terrors rise, and nations faint, God is the strength of every saint.

3. Yet O the chief of sinners spare,

In honor of my great High Priest; Sel. 25.

[H. 21. Nor in thy righteous anger swear

I shall not see thy people's rest. FATHER of all

, whose love profound, for ,

Sel. 27. Before thy throne we sinners bend;

[H. 522. To us thy pardoning love extend.

YREAT Saviour, who didst condescend

Young children in thine arms to em2. Almighty Son, incarnate Word,

brace, Our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord, Before thy throne we sinners bend;

Still prove thyself the infants’ friend;

Baptize them with thy cleansing grace. To us thy saving grace extend. 3. Eternal Spirit, by whose breath

2. Whilst in the slippery paths of youth, The soul is raised from sin and death,

Be thou their Guardian and their Guide, Before thy throne we sinners bend;

That they, directed by thy truth, To us thy quickening power extend.

May never from thy precepts slide. 4. Jehovah! Father, Spirit, Son, 3. To love thy word their hearts incline, Mysterious Godhead, Three in One! To understand it, light impart; Before thy throne we sinners bend; O Saviour, consecrate them thine, Grace, pardon, life, to us extend. Take full possession of their heart.

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